Race, ethnicity and crime
Race, ethnicity and crime

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Case study: Racial disproportion in the US

Deborah Peterson Small is Executive Director of Break the Chains, a small non-profit advocacy organisation working towards the reform of drug policy in the US. In this short video clip, she discusses the greater probability of a Black or Latino person being arrested for a drug-related offence than a White person, despite the fact that the different ethnic groups consume and trade in drugs at comparable rates. She unpacks the consequences of this disproportionate likelihood of being drawn into the criminal justice system both on individuals, and their families and communities.

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